This Life Without You
Losing someone whom you love is never easy, but that is why they invented the break up song.
This playlist is my attempt to create a reflection of some of the emotions I’ve been feeling in the wake of devastation. From the beginning of the schism to hard-hearted aloofness this playlist has it all, and has nothing, just like me. Overly dramatic text aside, I hope you enjoy, and don’t feel too down.
1. “Redundant” by Green Day off Nimrod
This song has been in my life for a long time. As a long time fan of this group, many songs by these three have helped me in times of uncertainty. Redundant is a song that speak about the complacany that leads to relationship fall out. The inability to say anything of relevance, and the only words left on your lips is why.
2. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division off Substance
Another classic song about falling out with the one you love. Lyrically this song smacks your face, and leave the taste of regret in your mouth. Released after the untimely death of Joy Division's lead singer Ian Curtis, this song will haunt time for the foreseeable future, but who can see the future. DJ Blue Velvet that's who.
3. “I Can See It in Your Eyes” by Men at Work off Business As Usual
I probably doesn’t surprise some that Men at Work is featured again on one of my playlists, but hey what can I say. This song is a simple story of the moment of realization that it is over. You can see it in her eyes.
4. “Bigmouth Strikes Again” by The Smiths off The Queen is Dead
Maybe not a break up song, but if anyone knows what it's like to stick your foot in your own mouth will understand this song choice. It seems when all is well, bigmouth strikes again. My favorite line of Morrissey comes in this song. “Now, I know how Joan of Arc felt, as the flames rose to her roman nose, and her walkman started to melt”